Events

Upcoming

Big museum hall with a massive ice block in the middle. A crack runs through the ice so that people can enter the ice.
Time and place: May 25, 2022 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CEST. Register for webinar on zoom.

What roles can museums and collections play, in the growing need to convey polyphonic narrations on climate change? In this presentation, Lotten Gustafsson Reinius discusses the multi-disciplinary dialogues and other co-curations as a tentacular weaving across differing knowledge regimes, scales and temporalities. 

Black and white photo of a crowd at a political action protest.
Time and place: June 7, 2022 5:00 PM8:00 PM, Kulturhuset

We invite to a conversation on the role of education in creating our environmental futures. Tim Ingold will hold a public lecture at Kulturhuset followed by a panel discussion with Mette Halskov Hansen, Britt Kramvig, Felix Reide and Heather Swanson.

The left side of the picture is a portrait of Jamie Lorimer, the right side picture is of a brown cow standing in a field of tall grass.
Time and place: June 10, 2022 9:00 AM10:15 AM, Georg Sverdrups hus, Auditorium 1

A turn is underway in the probiotic approaches. Recalibrating modern antibiotic approaches and heading off their unintended consequences, the probiotic uses life to manage life, connecting the microbial with the planetary. This keynote lecture given by Jamie Lorimer gives critical insight into these interventions and their implications, and is part of OSEH's environmental humanities festival on the 10th of June.

Image contains a sunflower, with tall buildings in the background. Environmental Humanities Week banner in the left corner
Time and place: June 10, 2022 9:00 AM5:00 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus

We invite you to our Environmental Humanities Festival where we celebrate the exciting work happening in the field here at UiO. The day will start with a keynote lecture by Jamie Lorimer, Professor of Environmental Geography, University of Oxford, followed by presentations on the OSEH Collaboratories, a pop-up exhibition, music, and more. 

Compiled photo. On the left Eben Kirksey, on the right is a model with viral shape
Time and place: June 13, 2022 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Linken, Georg Sverdrups hus

In this lecture, the Medical Humanities and the Environmental Humanities meet. Associate Professor Eben Kirksey from the Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University, Australia, will introduce us to the "virosphere".

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Graphic illustration of plagues and doctors from early modern history
Time and place: May 11, 2022 4:00 PM6:00 PM, Café Snorre, Niels Treschows hus

The research group Climate, Environment and Energy, KLIMER, warmly welcomes Prof. Dr. Ole Georg Moseng from the University of South-Eastern Norway. He is one of the few specialists in the history of early modern epidemics.

In a greenhouse attached to a brick wall a person is about to water the plants.
Time and place: May 11, 2022 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CEST. Register for webinar on zoom.

What can we learn from geographically marginalized regions such as the Arctic in a transition to more circular building strategies? Tine Hegli talks about the design and execution of a community Greenhouse in Vardø spring 2021, how material scarcity has encouraged resource efficiency, and the Arctic as a green leader.

A brick schoolbuilding with a clear blue sky in the background
Time and place: May 4, 2022 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CEST. Register for webinar on zoom.

In this talk, Green Schools Education Consultant Wayles Wilson discusses the sustainability and operational priorities for schools in the United States to provide clean air, water, and food, and why it is challenging in the current context. She considers sustainability in urban schools in the US a critical opportunity for environmental equity across the country.

Religion& Environmental Behavior. Bron Taylor. Cloud, Sky, Ecoregion, Natural landscape, Plant.
Time and place: Apr. 28, 2022 10:15 AM11:45 AM, P.A. Munchs hus: Seminar Room 10

Bron Taylor, Professor of Religion at the University of Florida, will draw on a comprehensive review of extant research by others, as well as his own research exploring contemporary nature spiritualities, and conclude by speculating on the future of religion and nature, near, medium, and long-term.

This image shows the geometric basins of a lithium mine located in Argentina. The blue contents of the basins in stark contrast to the dessert around.
Time and place: Apr. 27, 2022 4:15 PM5:00 PM, Zoom

"Welcome to the Anthropocene" is an interdisciplinary lecture series, organized by the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities. Scholars from different backgrounds ask how the age of the Anthropocene has transformed their discipline and research.

A boat is lies at shore, the water is blue, and far off in the distance one can see hills and mountains coloured by the sun.
Time and place: Apr. 27, 2022 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CET. Register for webinar on zoom.

In this talk anthropologist Florence Durney will present about her ongoing research on the intersection of indigenous and state marine tenure systems and marine environmental change. In particular she will discuss how climate-induced marine environmental change is complicating processes of living with, claiming, and negotiating marine boundaries for humans and non-humans alike. 

A sculpture of a fish-man walking. The background is a cityscape.
Time and place: Apr. 20, 2022 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CET. Register for webinar on zoom.

In this talk, writer and diver, Ting. J. Yiu discusses her ecocritical creative practice through an aquatic lens. Centering diasporic displacement, she discusses how aquatic narratives and interspecies encounters are radical sites to subvert notions of citizenship, (re)negotiating identities, and contesting hegemonic environmental narratives.

This image shows the geometric basins of a lithium mine located in Argentina. The blue contents of the basins in stark contrast to the dessert around.
Time and place: Apr. 6, 2022 4:15 PM5:00 PM, Register here for the Zoom link

"Welcome to the Anthropocene" is an interdisciplinary lecture series, organized by the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities. Scholars from various backgrounds ask how the age of the Anthropocene has transformed their disciplines and research.

An image of orange seaweed and kelp.
Time and place: Apr. 6, 2022 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CET. Register for webinar on zoom.

Agential Matter is an artistic research project which examines performativity of algae, objects and bodies in instances of observation in scientific research, industrial production and artistic encounter. This talk by artist Sabine Popp is seen as an opportunity to (re)turn to a small shed at a landing station for harvested kelp as one of several places of hybrid coexistence.

A white warehouse or factory building stands tall against the blue backdrop of a clear sky
Time and place: Mar. 30, 2022 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CET. Click here to register for webinar on Zoom.

In this talk, sustainability and tourism researcher Per Strömberg discusses the practices of ‘adaptive reuse’ of buildings as part of a cultural economy. He considers ‘reuse value’ is a cultural capital which is used as a rhetorical device in the discourse of sustainability and circular economy, but also, something that can be converted into economic capital in urban redevelopment.

This image shows the geometric basins of a lithium mine located in Argentina. The blue contents of the basins in stark contrast to the dessert around.
Time and place: Mar. 23, 2022 4:15 PM5:00 PM, Register here for the Zoom link

"Welcome to the Anthropocene" is an interdisciplinary lecture series, organized by the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities. Scholars from different backgrounds ask how the age of the Anthropocene has transformed their discipline and research.

An illustration of a diver seen from below. The water is coloured green.
Time and place: Mar. 23, 2022 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CET. Register for webinar on zoom.

This talk by contemporary historian Tirza Meyer will be a presentation of the project ‘Humanoid Oceans’ that seeks to explore the history of what happens to the oceanic environment when humans venture into the ocean with the help of technology.

A white horse stands on the beach.
Time and place: Mar. 16, 2022 12:15 PM1:00 PM, Register here for digital attendance.

In this talk, philosopher and veterinarian Kerstin Weich introduces how veterinary humanities contribute to current discussions on environmentality in biomedicine. Starring: Japanese fungus, veterinarians, tapeworms, horses and dung-feeding beetles in ecological turf wars.

This image shows several basins shaped like arches. The basins are part of a lithium mine located in Argentina, and their blue contents contrast with the dessert around.
Time and place: Mar. 10, 2022 4:15 PM5:00 PM, Register here for the Zoom link

"Welcome to the Anthropocene" is an interdisciplinary lecture series, organized by the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities. Scholars from different backgrounds ask how the age of the Anthropocene has transformed their discipline and research.

An illustration of trees, mountains and erupting volcanos.
Time and place: Mar. 9, 2022 6:00 PM7:00 PM, Deichman, Grünerløkka

Arne Naess' work and his philosophy, Deep Ecology, kick-started a global movement that put Nordic culture on the environmental map. What is his legacy today, and does it still have bearing in the epoch of the Anthropocene? Join us for a lively conversation around climate change, Nordic responses - and uncertainty. With Knut Ivar Bjørlykhaug and Martin Lee Müller, chaired by Gunnar Gjermundsen.

Cardboard boxes are piled on top of each other. Words such as "chloropfyll" and "plants" are written all over the boxes.
Time and place: Mar. 9, 2022 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CET. Click here to register for webinar on Zoom.
If—on our present horizon—design appears as environmental humanities gone live, education must be a key player in hatching and cultivating the awareness of this possibility. In this talk, anthropologist Theodor Barth shares his perspectives.
A picture of a type case with different letters jumbled together.
Time and place: Mar. 2, 2022 12:15 PM1:00 PM, Register for digital attendance on Zoom

In this talk, poet and translator Kathleen Maris Paltrineri will discuss ecopoetic works published in Norway that push boundaries in form, language, and thought as they explicitly or implicitly address the ramifications of climate change. She will also draw on her translation experience to discuss how ecotranslation may invite innovative translation and creative writing practices and may be its own form of activism.

This image shows a man pointing towards manholes.
Time and place: Feb. 23, 2022 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CET. Register for webinar on zoom.

In this talk, environmental anthropologist Dr. Nikiwe Solomon explores how particular assumptions built into the design of infrastructure, as well as the bureaucratic and techno-managerial approaches used to build said infrastructure, often take for granted the social consequences of infrastructure’s day-to-day (mal)functioning.

Several twigs with sprouting buds.
Time and place: Feb. 16, 2022 12:15 PM1:00 PM, CET. Click here to register for webinar on Zoom.

New OSEH Associate Professor II, Michelle Bastian, will discuss her current fellowship project which will build connections with phenology, the study of lifecycle timing in plants and animals, and humanities research.